Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies | September 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Leave with the ability to arrange simple flowers and enhance your environment without the years of training usually required by these intricate Japanese art forms. Bring your own small vase as well- and carry exquisite beauty home!
$25; no member discounts apply
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley
Emily Mokros, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2018
In seventeenth-century China, the Qing dynasty inherited a troubled information order. Within the bureaucracy, lengthy procedural correspondence buried urgent messages and covert networks troubled official hierarchies. Beyond the reach of the state, gossip and rumor endangered the stability of the new dynasty. This paper analyzes the negotiation of information scandals in the first century of... More >
Performing Arts - Music: Center for Japanese Studies | September 18 | 8-10 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
An evening of traditional and contemporary works for koto and voice performed by Kyoko Kawamura. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kawamura began studying the koto at the age of 10, inspired by the performance of Kinichi Nakanoshima, a designated living national treasure. She studied Japanese traditional music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, majoring in koto. A multi-instrumentalist,... More >
$10.00 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
The Honorable David Rank, Charge d'affaires and Former Acting Ambassador, China
Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley
Dave Rank resigned from his position as the senior American diplomat in China in the wake of the decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change. He will discuss the decision to end his 27-year career as a State Department Foreign Service Officer and the implications of this American disengagement on U.S. interests, our relationship with China and our standing in the world.
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sara Vigil, Research Fellow, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, University of Liège; Research Fellow, International Institute for Social Studies (The Netherlands), , Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, University of Liège; Research Fellow, International Institute for Social Studies (The Netherlands)
Drawing on case studies conducted in the Cambodian provinces of Koh Kong and Kampong Thom, this talk will analyse the variegated and complex interactions between climate change politics, land grabs, and migration.
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | September 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, SEPT 20, 6:30pm. College of Environmental Design alumni Rossana Hu (B.A. Arch. 90) and Lyndon Neri (B.A. Arch. 87) discuss their work.
Film - Feature: Center for Korean Studies | September 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Jinsoo An, UC Berkeley
The Bacchus Lady (죽여주는 여자) looks into the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea. We will be joined by the filmmaker E J-yong, who will introduce the film and stay for a Q&A.
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 21 | 4 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room
Noriko Asato, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Noriko Asato will explore the efforts to control Japanese language schools in California a century ago as part of anti-immigrant nativism. This presentation develops from her book, Teaching Mikadoism, which looked at how nativists and Japanese Americans battled over their identity and education in Hawaii and the West Coast. Her presentation briefly explores how Japanese Americans resisted, and... More >
Lecture | September 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall
Osmund Bopearachchi, UC Berkeley
Trade is understood mainly as the transfer and exchange of commodities to make profits, and this was also the driving force of economic activities in ancient time. However, as revealed by epigraphic and literary evidence, among the earliest donors and important patrons of Buddhist establishments in South and South-East Asia were caravan merchants and wealthy seafaring traders. The spread of... More >
Workshop: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | September 23 | 2-6 p.m. | Mils College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
Miran Lee, artist; Kay Kang, artist
Soo-yeon Lyuh, musician
The Mills College Art Museum and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco present a day of family friendly Korean arts workshops led by exhibiting artists Miran Lee and Kay Kang, followed by a performance with internationally renowned haegeum musician Soo-yeon Lyuh in collaboration with contemporary Bay Area musicians performing new compositions.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting: Center for Korean Studies | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day | Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.